Friday, November 12, 2010

A Plump and Perky Turkey

The bulletin boards in our room are for the children's work but not in the traditional sense. We send all their art work home so we use the bulletin boards as giant group art projects. The October bulletin board was a dark Halloween night with a haunted house. The children added ghosts, pumpkins, moons ( I am pretty sure we had more than one) and stars.

In November, we start out with a very plump but featherless turkey. In the art center, we have a basket for the children to cut feathers.

You will notice we reuse wallpaper. Construction paper is expensive (paper in general is expensive). We have lots of discontinued wallpaper books that we use for a variety of activities in our room. Cutting turkey feathers is one of those activities.

For the TTH classes, we trace the feather shape for the children. We just want them to use scissors.

For the MWF classes, the children have to trace, cut and write their name on their feathers.

TA DA! A plump and perky turkey!

The MWF classes also make tally marks each time they cut a feather. At the end of the month, we will count up how many each class cut out for our turkey.

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